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Calgary flooding

Our warm wet weather is reeking havoc for families across Alberta. Some have lost everything, others are facing a major clean up.  But all of us must watch out for mould. Mould is a trigger for asthma and asthma-related symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. When you are exposed to mould, the smooth muscle that wraps around the airways tightens. Mould also causes inflammation and increased production of phlegm, headaches and fatigue, and allergic reactions. For those who have asthma or vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly, mould may affect them much more

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